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    Default 5 weeks left Wat do I needa do?

    As stated I have 5 weeks to go eeekkkk.....

    My question is I think I'm sorted but am I? Wat am I forgetting. Please feel free to suggest wat I should of done and had organized by now just so I can chek I've done it.

    All the big items r purchased. I have the room set up with cot changetable drawers monitor etc. I need to make the bed. I've washed wat minimal clothes I have and the cot sheet sets. Car seat will b going in the car in 2 weeks after I've cleaned the car.

    I dnt have a capsule do I need one?

    Really I have no clue am I set haha

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    Hi OP,

    Found this link so hope it helps you out some ..

    http://www.*************.com.au/preg...0516-2evr.html

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    At five weeks out I like to have

    Mine and bubs bags packed and ready.
    Bubs clothes and sheet washed but not on the bed as they get dusty.
    Almond oil routine well and truly started.
    My car seat ready (i use a convertible, no capsule)
    Sling washed and ready to go.
    Any cloth nappy squares washed and folded ready to go ( i mainly use them as spew rags and bed/nappy change protectors)
    If using cloth have all pre washes done.
    Get a spare camera battery
    Have a small amount of cash in hospital bag
    Have extra maternity pads and nursing pads at home.

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    Yeah definitely don't forget maternity pads!

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    bags packed for u and bubs, all clothing and bedding for bubs clean, carseat in car in next cpl of weeks. Than just sit and wait til bub says i want out lol!

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    Hi OP,
    Are you planning on breast feeding? If so, I would use this time to go to a breast feeding class. Your hospital may run them, or be able to suggest one.
    I used my last few weeks to do a bit of research/reading on what to expect once bubs is born, and how to look after a baby as I had no clue!
    And we also cooked lots of simple meals like spag bol and put them in the freezer so we had food.

    Good Luck!

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    Like a PP I would cook up a few meals and freeze or if you don't have the room stock the pantry with basic easy ingredients and nice tins of soup. MAke sure you have plenty of flour, herbs tin tomatoes, champignons, tomato paste, aprico nectar etc etc.

    Also stock up on things you will need but have no expiry date - toilet paper (soft), washing powder, deodorant, socks, soap, pads ( normal night time and regular).

    I would also make sure you have lots of 'snacky' things that are easy to eat but are also healthy. You could make a shopping list of things for your DP or family member to have waiting for you at home - milk, bread, fresh fruit and veg, english muffins.

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    If BF'ing, some breast massage to get your colostrum flowing. Express a drop or two from each nipple while showering.

    I found it empowering and useful to express some colostrum for a day or two before I was induced, in case I was out for the count after the birth. This came in handy ~ I threw up for HOURS afterwards and the colostrum I'd supplied was indeed given to him in my absence (I knew I was having a premmie).

    Have your support people organised, go through your birth plan, but remember things may go differently to how you've planned them.

    Good luck to you!

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